What is Sports Medicine?
In orthopaedics, sports medicine is the specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. Sports medicine is designed to help both athletes and active individuals improve performance, recover from acute and overuse injuries, and prevent future injuries.
What is The Role of a Sports Medicine Doctor?
Your body's muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and bones are all part of the musculoskeletal system. You can experience pain or a restricted ability to perform basic motor skills if one part of this system stops fully functioning.
Sports doctors are trained to diagnose and treat issues in the musculoskeletal system. They are also experts in non-musculoskeletal athletic injuries, like concussions and head injuries, and a great source of information for:
- Conditioning exercises and strength training safety
- Proper nutrition and supplements
- Promotion of a healthy lifestyle
- Injury prevention
Resurgens physicians offer the most comprehensive sports medicine services in Georgia. While sports injuries are common in athletes and weekend warriors of all ages, 90% of sports injuries are non-surgical.
Our highly-trained physicians care for all athletic injuries whether you need medical evaluations, surgery, rehabilitation, or a conditioning routine for your specific sport.
Our team of sports medicine physicians possess the skills and knowledge to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate all types of orthopedic injuries, getting athletes and active individuals back to an active lifestyle.
When to See a Sports Medicine Physician
A sports injury can happen to anyone who exercises or plays professional or recreational sports. These injuries can be caused by accidents, improper use of equipment, poor training, being out of shape, or not being properly warmed up for activity or exercise.
If you've experienced a sprain, strain, concussion, or other sports-related injury, it may be time to schedule an appointment online with a sports medicine physician.
Common Sports-Related Injuries
Aside from concussions, exercise safety, and other non-musculoskeletal areas of sports medicine that you may see a physician for, common sports related injuries include:
Ankle sprains (injuries that occurs when the ankle ligament is stretched beyond your normal range of motion)
Muscle strains (injuries from the overstretching or tearing of muscles)
Knee and shoulder injuries
Rotator cuff injuries (injuries to the muscles and tendons that hold the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket)
Different forms of tendonitis (injuries to the tissue connecting muscle to bone)
If you have an athletic injury that you're concerned about, schedule an appointment online to meet with a Resurgens sports medicine physician.
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How Resurgens Diagnoses Sports Injury Pain
Our highly-trained sports physicians have received extensive certification and training to provide the most comprehensive sports medicine care in Georgia.
Athletes' injuries are as wide ranging as the sports they play. Understanding how the injury occurred is vital to providing care when developing a treatment plan.
Resurgens' sports medicine physicians use a combination of expertise and diagnostic imaging technology - like CT Scans, MRIs, X-rays, and EMGs - to diagnose your injury. Then we schedule a 1-on-1 session to discuss your injury and develop a customized plan for your recovery.
Youth Sports Injury Prevention
We know that the best defense is a good offense. In an effort to educate young athletes about the importance of staying safe while having fun, we've partnered with Stop Sports Injuries© to provide some tips and methods for stopping injuries before they happen.
What our patients are saying
Very professional place. They actually treat you like a human, not a dollar sign. Very glad I made the choice to see Dr. Perez and then Kenin in Physical Therapy, very nice and easy to talk to.
- Chad R.
Dr. Dennis is the best doctor! Have seen many for my back but she is the first one who knew how to help me. I cannot praise her enough!
Dr. Paul Jeffords is absolutely the best! He and his Resurgens Team helped me have the best experience possible with my recent spinal surgery! I had a micro-decompression and I feel great already! He called to check on me himself! So thankful for such a caring, thoughtful doctor who is such a fantastic surgeon!!!
I've been seeing Dr. Kelly for several years for bulging disks in my lower back. He and his staff are always very pleasant and thorough during my office visits. I also had several epidural injections by Dr. Kelly at their Morrow outpatient clinic. Everything has always gone smoothly and the clinic staff has always been very kind and competent.
Dr. Krystal Chambers is an exceptional physician; thorough, knowledgeable, excellent communicator, patient. I would return to her in future should I even need further orthopedic care, and recommend her. Very happy with my treatment at Resurgens, and with all the staff there.
Dr. Goins is one of the best physicians I've ever had. He performed Disc Replacement surgery, C5-6 for me. He was so patient explaining what my issues were, what the MRI showed, what his course of action would be. My wife and I were IMMEDIATELY comfortable with him after spending only 10 minutes with him. His demeanor, personality, and skill level were superb. Post -surgery, I am pain free for the first time in over 20 years!! Every thing about Dr. Goins is A+++ in my opinion.
My husband Eddie Rush had neck surgery performed by Dr Middlebrooks April 2018 and he was very pleased with him and the results. Dr Middlebrooks ordered xrays and explained in detail what the problem was with the neck and what the surgical procedure would and would not correct due to arthritis also being involved with the issue. He took the time to explore the problem explain the issues in great detail and offer what the surgical procedure would change about Eddies quality of daily life. Eddie has been very pleased and grateful for the relief of constant pain resolved by the surgery performed by Dr Middlebrooks. The entire staff of Dr Middlebrooks and Resurgens Orthopedics are an invaluable asset to anyone suffering from any type of orthopedic issue. We would highly recommend them and in fact my sister and my niece both had treatment and foot/ankle surgery at Resurgens Orthopedics in Lawrenceville years ago. We hope we do not need them again but have full confidence of the help we would receive if we did. Thoroughness, Thoughtfulness, Compassionate, Results and Relief !!
- Bonnie R.
Dr. Harvey is amazing! I have been living with chronic pain for 5+ years. I went to see him and he immediately diagnosed my condition as SI joint dysfunction. I am now 15 days post-op and virtually pain free after the iJoint surgery. He, along with his very talented staff have changed my life. Along with his mad skills, he is also a very genuine and compassionate person. I can tell he loves what he does. I now consider him my friend for life. Thanks Dr. Harvey!!!!
Dr. Mortazavi cares very much about his patients well being. Excellent explanation of my condition and the expectations of the surgery to correct my back issues. After having the surgery, he remains attentive to patients needs. His PA, Curtis, is also knowledgeable and displays the same concerns for the patients well being. Overall great experience and glad I chose Dr. Mortazavi to perform my surgery!
- John M
Excellent staff, excellent surgeon. I had back surgery, quite extensive, and have not had a moment of difficulty. I would recommend Dr. Ali Mortazavi highly.